Advisory Boards and Commissions Recruitments

How to apply

If you're interested in any of these opportunities, you can apply now online or request a paper form by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

Current Recruitments

This committee has three openings each of which carries at four-year term. The Design Review Committee is a volunteer committee that is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The Design Review Committee meets on Tuesday mornings as needed in the Development Services Building at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.

Presently there are three positions whose terms are expiring. The County is actively seeking a representative from the field of graphic design as well as member from the general public with interest or experience in design review.

The Design Review Committee’s role is to serve as expert advisors to the staff on design review matters. The committee reviews commercial, industrial and multi-family developments within unincorporated Clackamas County.

Ideal candidates would have a strong design background, be familiar with Clackamas County and have an understanding of the permit/approval process within the County.

Design Review Committee candidates should possess the following skills:
  • The ability to read and interpret site plans, landscaping and grading plans, architectural elevations, and site layout proposals in the context of the County Zoning & Development Ordinance, and
  • Knowledge of building materials.
The application deadline is March 15. For more information, contact Darcy Renhard at 503-742-4545 or drenhard@clackamas.us


Opens : December 03, 2019
Closes : March 15, 2020
This council has seven openings for business representatives, each of which carries a three-year term. Per the bylaws, the EDC will advise and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on matters pertaining to the support and growth of a balanced, sustainable economy within the county and cities within the County.

The board is committed to balance and diversity of commission membership in the areas of geography, employment, interest, education and experience. Applicants from the business community with demonstrated leadership, commitment or expertise in business and economic development are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is February 29. For more information contact Corina Copeland at ccopeland@clackamas.us or 503-742-4329.
Opens : February 13, 2020
Closes : February 29, 2020

This council has nine vacancies each of which carries a three-year term. Available roles needing representation include: 

  • Clackamas County government
  • Commercial Ambulance Service Provider
  • Government Ambulance Service Provider
  • Consumer of Ambulance Services
  • Advanced Life Support EMT working in Clackamas County
  • Basic Life Support EMT working in Clackamas County
  • Clackamas County Fire Defense Board
  • City in Clackamas County
  • Medical Director for EMS / Provider Agency

This council advises the Board of County Commissioners on matters relating to the organization and running of emergency medical services in the county. The council meets quarterly and considers proposals from members, guests, and related subcommittees. 

The deadline for applications is March 20. For more information, contact Philip Mason-Joyner at pmason@clackamas.us


Opens : January 02, 2020
Closes : March 20, 2020

Hospital Facility Authority of Clackamas County Board

The Hospital Facility Authority of Clackamas County has three community volunteer openings effective November 20, 2019.  Each membership carries a four year term; the board is composed of six community members and one member of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners.  This board was re-established in 2017 to meet the needs of qualifying health care entities requesting access to bond financing for capital investments.

The activities include:

  • Act as the governing body of the HFACC, which is a Hospital Facility Authority authorized pursuant to ORS Chapter 441.
  • The HFACC board is authorized to review and decide, among other duties, the appropriateness of issuing revenue bonds as a conduit financing for construction and expansion of hospital facilities and other health-services and elderly care entities.
  • The board hears requests from operators of such facilities and decides whether to allow access through the Authority to bond financing for which the interest is tax exempt to bond purchasers.

Board duties include: 

  • Reviewing and understanding complex bond financing options, for which a measure of general or professional knowledge of revenue bonds, health care services, and/or long term care facilities will be required.
  • Duties also include evaluating the appropriateness and cost of the financing approach, the ability of the requesting facility operator to pay off the requested debt instruments, and the options for the structure and terms of the bond issues.
  • Meetings of the HFACC board are held at least quarterly, and more often as the requests for consideration are received.  Board members do not receive compensation but may be reimbursed for appropriate travel and other out of pocket expenses incurred as board members.

Applications must be submitted by February 27.  For more information please contact Marc Gonzales in Clackamas County Department of Finance, at mgonzales@clackamas.us, or 503-742-5424. 

Individuals interested in these opportunities can apply online or via a paper form that can be obtained from the Public & Government Affairs Department by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.


Opens : November 21, 2019
Closes : February 27, 2020
This council has 12 openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The council advises commissioners and the county Behavioral Health Director on community needs, gaps in services, barriers and priorities related to providing mental health and addictions services (including education, prevention and treatment), review grant proposals or other funding requests for state funds as required by ORS 430.350, and other grant requests as feasible, review and comment on preliminary budget requests to the Board of County Commissioners by the Behavioral Health Division for mental health and addictions services, provide a link to the community at large through advocacy, public information, and education and review, comment and make recommendations regarding the completion and clarity on applications of new service providers.

This council has ten (10) MHAC meetings that are scheduled each year on the fourth Tuesday of the month (no meetings in March/December). These meetings are held at our Clackamas County Mental Health Crisis Clinic in Happy Valley. Ideal candidates will represent the geographic and ethnic diversity of the county and be able to participate consistently. Individuals or parents/guardians of children or teens receiving mental health or addictions services are encouraged to apply.More on MHAC can be found at Mental Health and Addictions Council webpage.

The application deadline is February 24. For more information, please contact Natalie Spilman at NatalieSpi@clackamas.usor 503-742-5924.
Opens : February 06, 2020
Closes : February 24, 2020
This committee has one opening which carries a three-year term. In particular, the committee is seeking applicants with a background in finance and parks & recreation services. The committee participates annually with the Board in receiving and reviewing the NCPRD budget. The NCPRD Budget Committee participates in budget meetings in the spring and approves the budget and District tax rate each year. The history and other background regarding the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District can be found on the NCPRD website at www.ncprd.com. Applicants from the District’s service area who are dedicated and committed to parks and recreation services are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is February 21. For more information contact Elizabeth Gomez at 503-742-4352 or egomez@clackamas.us.
Opens : January 22, 2020
Closes : February 21, 2020

OSU Extension & 4-H Service District Budget Committee

This committee has 2 openings each of which carries a two-year term. The district was formed by voters in 2008 to provide annual property tax funding for local Oregon State University Extension and 4-H programs in Clackamas County. The budget committee meets in April and May in preparation for a public hearing for the Extension and 4-H Service District to be held in early June with the County Board of Commissioners. Proposed budget documents will be ready for review by April 17, 2020. Anybody residing within the district boundaries (all of Clackamas County except Johnson City) is invited to apply.

The application deadline is March 31. For more information, contact Leah Sundquist, OSU Extension Regional Administrator, at 503-655-8631.
Opens : February 06, 2020
Closes : March 31, 2020
This board has two openings each of which carries a four-year term. Council members represent the unincorporated areas of the county in advising administration and the BCC on matters pertaining to County Parks’ policies, management, development, acquisition, budgets and other significant matters related to park administration.

Application deadline is March 13. For more information, contact Christina Dannenbring at cdannenbring@clackamas.us or 503-742-4663.
Opens : February 13, 2020
Closes : March 13, 2020
This commission currently has three openings each of which carries a four-year term beginning in Spring 2020. To help ensure the Planning Commission represents the entire County, we encourage applicants from all areas of the County to apply.

The nine-member Planning Commission advises the Board of County Commissioners on land use applications and land use legislation issues in accordance with the requirements of State law, the County Comprehensive Plan, Zoning & Development Ordinance, and County Code. Members do not need to be land use experts, but should be interested in engaging in discussions on countywide land use issues.

The commission conducts its business through public hearings and work sessions usually scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on second and/or fourth Mondays of each month in Oregon City.

The deadline for applications is March 15. For more information, contact Darcy Renhard at drenhard@clackamas.us or 503-742-4545.
Opens : December 03, 2019
Closes : March 15, 2020
This board has one opening which acarries at four-year term. Members serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners to them while acting as the policy-making body, managers of the business, and financial affairs of the Clackamas County Vector Control District. The District is responsible for the control of mosquitoes and flies, of which some are disease-carrying vectors in the County. The Oregon State Health Department and and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife approve the District’s annual control plan.

The five-member board meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Vector Control District Office, at 1102 Abernethy Road in Oregon City.

The application deadline is February 21. For more information, please contact Theresa Micallef at at tmicallef@clackamas.us or 503-655-8394.
Opens : November 14, 2019
Closes : February 21, 2020
This council has two openings each of which carry a two-year term. The Veterans Advisory Council’s fifteen members advise the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Health, Housing and Human Services on all matters relating to the provision of services to veterans, their families and dependents, ensuring that their needs are recognized and addressed in a timely manner. Veterans Advisory Council also makes recommendations regarding current issues affecting veterans, their families and dependents. Meetings are the 4th Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The deadline for applications is March 19. For more information, contact Teresa Christopherson at teresachr@clackamas.us or 503-650-5643.
Opens : February 13, 2020
Closes : March 19, 2020